Statins are medications that lower cholesterol. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how statins work, side effects, and much more.
Understanding Treatment of Heart Attack
Learn more from WebMD about heart attacks, from diagnosis and treatment to long-term recovery.
Which Drugs Lower My Bad (LDL) Cholesterol?
You need to know which drugs your doctor may prescribe to bring down your LDL level.
Learn about cholesterol-lowering medications available in the U.S.
Side Effects of Cholesterol-Lowering Statin Drugs
WebMD looks at the common side effects associated with cholesterol-lowering statin drugs including potential warning signs.
How to Cut Down on Drugs for Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, and Type 2 Diabetes
Learn safe ways to cut down on medications for high blood pressure, cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes.
Beyond Statins: Other Medicines for High Cholesterol
Statins help millions lower cholesterol, but they’re not the only drug out there. Learn about your treatment options.
Eating the Right Foods with Statins
Jonathan Sackner Bernstein, MD, talks about why choosing the right foods is important when you are taking a statin.
Statin Drugs to Lower Cholesterol
Jonathan Sackner Bernstein, MD, talks about when it's necessary to start taking a statin drug to lower cholesterol.
Should You Take a Statin?
More Americans than ever are taking cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins. Should you join them?
What Happens When Statins Don’t Work?
Statins aren’t for everyone. Learn more about your other options to lower cholesterol.